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Engineering Dual Degree
College of Arts & Sciences
ENGINEERING is the application of science and math to real world problems.
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The Engineering Dual Degree program gives you many choices. For three years you'll major in physics or chemistry, and then transfer to our Engineering partner school, Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). At MNU you'll complete all the general education requirements and required courses for your chosen major. You'll then transfer to WashU and complete the required sequence of engineering courses in two years for a bachelor's degree (3+2) OR three years for a bachelor's AND a master's (3+3). Put simply, you can graduate with two bachelor's degrees OR a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, making you more marketable in the workforce.

The benefit of starting at MNU means that you'll be a "liberally educated engineer," combining your strong technical education with a background in communication and problem-solving skills, humanities and social sciences. All these skills translate to teamwork savvy in the workplace.

Advantages of an Engineering Dual Degree

  • Complete multiple degrees in an accelerated timeframe
  • Pursue other academic, athletic, or extracurricular interests while at MNU
  • Take advantage of the supportive, personalized environment at MNU, to develop the skills and confidence needed for success in engineering
  • Acquire scientific problem-solving skills necessary to be effective in today's technologically oriented society
  • 95% of WashU students graduate
  • Students in the Engineering Dual-Degree program get 50-60% off tuition at WashU

While at MNU, you can participate in WashU's J-Term where you'll explore engineering, WashU and St. Louis before fully committing to the program. You'll complete a special, intensive course in a concentrated 11-day format from late December to early January, over the Christmas break during your Junior year, shortly before you apply for the program. Registration is required.

Requirements for WASHU Admittance:

  • Complete 90 credits at MNU, including all general education courses
  • 3.25 Minimum GPA
  • Letter of recommendation from MNU
Potential Careers
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Science & Engineering
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Career Earnings

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Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Science & Engineering

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

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Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
The next generation of engineers will need both excellent training in engineering and a broad background in creative communication and problem solving. Our dual-degree program prepares students to meet 21st century challenges.

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
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